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by Elmako
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 5903

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

Back from Fiji, had a similar experience to Beanpole. Surfed Cloudbreak at around 5 to 6 foot, scary enough however managed to get 5 waves in 3 hours in the water, not because it was crowded (it was not crowded to my surprise, we were 6 guys in the water), just some of the drops.... , took a 6.8" bo...
by Elmako
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 5903

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

Funny how the conversation gets distorted along the way, specially with the $$$.

Jet you can take your boardbag with you, I am taking 2 boards.

Packing tomorrow, flying Monday first thing.

Frothing hard

J
by Elmako
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 5903

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

Yes, Fijian dollars, which translates to 140$ Aussie, not cheap I agree. I get picked up from my hotel and taken to the wharf that is also included with return as well. I am staying about 30 minutes from the wharf. I think if you can work yuor way to the wharf you pay $160 Fijian dollars, I am being...
by Elmako
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Fiji - Denarau in August
Replies: 56
Views: 5903

Re: Fiji - Denarau in August

Heading there next week from the 14th onwards for 6 days. Organised surf with Fiji Surf Co, 2 mornings. My brother did it 2 weeks ago and he mentioned they have 2 boats , one for less exposed options for beginners to Intermediate type waves if Cloudbreak is 6+ plus. The second boat will always go to...
by Elmako
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: October; Hawaii... Oregon to California... or Nova Scotia?
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: October; Hawaii... Oregon to California... or Nova Scotia?

October can be a transition month for most places however not saying you are not going to score. Early NW swell Hawaii is possible. Late SW swell Cali is possible. If you want to surf warmer water, south of the border warm water option ? and still within the late swell season but maybe less crowds. ...
by Elmako
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Ears
Replies: 22
Views: 2838

Re: Ears

On top of the things recommended above (plugs + Aqua ear drops after every surf) I do the Waxsol drops to clear excess wax and keep things clean in there to avoid infections. A reduced ear channel plus wax= not good. I do waxsol every couple of weeks x 2 days in a row, just fill each ear and let the...
by Elmako
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J-Bay Pro 2017
Replies: 257
Views: 19713

Re: J-Bay Pro 2017

Now we know who the shark magnet is: Mr Wilson. It happened again with him in the water !!
by Elmako
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J-Bay Pro 2017
Replies: 257
Views: 19713

Re: J-Bay Pro 2017

I am not Brazilian but I think one word that could be used is: Reivindicando

How was the "suck this" claim from Kelly on Rd 1 when he came out of the "impossibles barrell" though ?
by Elmako
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J-Bay Pro 2017
Replies: 257
Views: 19713

Re: J-Bay Pro 2017

I hope they run it today, bored as f#$%
by Elmako
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Length over width for volume?
Replies: 14
Views: 2972

Re: Length over width for volume?

Many things at play here. Things like where do you surf: Sunset Beach or Manly Yes shorter wider boards are more common in Sydney beaches as most of the time it grovelling however the narrower longer boards are more common in waves that demand control on speed and power. The thickness question you a...
by Elmako
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Best option for first father/son indo trip?
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Best option for first father/son indo trip?

I suggest you check the Telos islands and ideally from a boat not a camp as they are very expensive. 2 years ago went there with Sumatran Surfaris and there was a father and son team on board. The father was an older guy and the Telos did had mellower 3 - 4 foot waves and some days the father would ...
by Elmako
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Maldives
Replies: 132
Views: 15375

Re: Maldives

As long as you travel away from the north Male area you will get your money's worth. The North Male area is plagued with boats and camps and on slower days you can surf with 25+ people in the water on a tight take off spot. We hanged out Jails for a couple of days and it was busy as. We went with a ...
by Elmako
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 722708

Re: Ask Carroll

Will miss his posts for sure, great insights.... he never answered why the Long Reef bommie is called The German Bank !, anyone ?

cheers

J
by Elmako
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: little pricks ( not about pro surfers)
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Re: little pricks ( not about pro surfers)

Hi there, in my experience it is a good complimentary treatment but did not work isolated. I tore my left knee meniscus while surfing late last year and the muscles on my leg were all out / pulling the wrong way, etc. The little picks did help but in combination with "traditional" physio. I was luck...
by Elmako
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015
Replies: 622
Views: 40187

Re: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015

scared on fatherhood I meant to say...
by Elmako
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015
Replies: 622
Views: 40187

Re: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015

Taj Burrow loosing edge on fatherhood prospects and already loosing his edge :-D-: :-D-: :-D-:

I can relate...
by Elmako
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015
Replies: 622
Views: 40187

Re: Jeffreys Bay Pro 2015

and still no sponsors for the commercial breaks...
by Elmako
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Help me choose a board
Replies: 24
Views: 4849

Re: Help me choose a board

Carvin, you say 28 litres ? Parko weights the same as you (2kgs give or take) and uses the same volume around 28 litres... an intermediate / semi-advanced surfer as you describe yourself could benefit from a 32 or so litre board. Foam is your friend, more waves and ability to move around the lineup ...